The legal battle against segregation is won, but the community battle goes on.
I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style.
There is nothing in the world like health. Live cleanly, and the high thinking will look after itself – or at least won’t matter. Physical condition – there’s nothing like it.
I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.
I believe that we must reach our brother, never toning down our fundamental oppositions, but meeting him when he asks to be met, with a reason for the faith that is in us, as well as with a loving sympathy for them as brothers.
Don’t call me a saint. I don’t want to be dismissed so easily.
Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.
Your work is carved out of agony as a statue is carved out of marble.
Stupidity always accompanies evil. Or evil, stupidity.
Together with the Works of Mercy, feeding, clothing and sheltering our brothers, we must indoctrinate.